Some viewing bliss in these anxious times


Some viewing bliss in these anxious times

Romance, a selection of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s films and a story of friendship — what to stream this weekend

Tymon Smith

Malcolm & Marie — Netflix

Netflix reportedly paid a whopping $30m for this two-hander shot by Euphoria director Sam Levinson, starring that show’s lead Zendaya and John David Washington. Shot in cool black and white and set in a modernist glass eagle’s nest perched on the top of the Hollywood Hills, it’s a disappointing, derivative and dragged out examination of one early-morning dissection of the relationship between a narcissistic film director and his equally self-involved girlfriend. It’s exhausting, full of circular repetitions of monologues in which the characters reveal that rather than having human, relatable emotions beneath their glamorous exteriors, they’re deeply unlikeable, self-obsessed and as transparent as the mansion in which they’re staying.

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